Agriculture

  • Goumbook celebrates Eid Al Fitr by giving 10,000 Ghaf trees to the local community

    Unique Eid Al Fitr initiative is part of the “Give a Ghaf” Tree Planting Program Active since 2011, “Give a Ghaf” raises awareness about the UAE National tree, the Living Desert & water conservation. All UAE land owners are invited to apply online for free trees: Ghaf trees consume very little water, enrich the soil, […]


    Updated: 19 June, 2017

  • CoLa Beverages Used as a Pesticide in Eastern India Farming!

    For farmers in the eastern Indian state of Chhattisgarh, it is cheaper than pesticides and gets the job done just as well. The product? Pepsi or Coca-Cola.   Farmers in the Durg, Rajnandgaon and Dhamtari districts of Chhattisgarh say they have successfully used Pepsi and Coke to protect their rice plantations against pests. Agricultural scientists […]


    Updated: 20 May, 2013

  • List of Foods you should buy Organic

    Organic vs. Non-Organic What foods should you buy organic? It seems like the organic section of the grocery store is expanding, but are organics worth the price? The group of foods that you should buy organically are called “The Dirty Dozen”; these foods still have pesticides even after they are washed.   The Dirty Dozen […]


    Updated: 10 May, 2013

  • Making more sense of UAE agriculture

    Agriculture in the UAE makes “no sense at all”, experts say, as it contributes less than 1 per cent to the economy while using more than 60 per cent of the country’s water.   Producing just a kilogram of steak requires 15,000 litres of water. Yet only 1 per cent of the world’s freshwater is […]


    Updated: 28 March, 2013

  • Growing food in the desert a solution to World’s food crisis?

    Philipp Saumweber is creating a miracle in the barren Australian outback, growing tonnes of fresh food. So why has he fallen out with the pioneering environmentalist who invented the revolutionary system?   The scrubby desert outside Port Augusta, three hours from Adelaide, is not the kind of countryside you see in Australian tourist brochures. The backdrop […]


    Updated: 24 November, 2012